Fly Lindy, a subsidiary of business jet charter operator GrandView Aviation, plans to offer per-seat, scheduled helicopter charter shuttle service between New York City, Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, Maryland, starting as early as June. The company said it will use Sikorsky S-76D and Bell 407GXi helicopters operated by GrandView under the latter's Part 135 charter certificate.
Initial service would be every Monday and Friday, with morning, noon, and evening departures from the D.C. metro area—Martin State Airport in Baltimore and College Park Airport near D.C.—to the Wall Street Heliport in New York City and back. Flights will cost $1,500 one-way per-seat, a company spokeswoman told AIN.
“Fly Lindy isn't only about a luxury experience, but it's safety and security that we promise to our passengers,” said Fly Lindy COO Jessie Naor. Regarding safety, she said the company’s IFR-capable helicopters will be flown by two ATP-rated pilots and equipped with HTAWS, TCAS, pop-out floats, and other safety systems. Operator Grandview Aviation is also Wyvern Wingman rated, the highest such rating from the third-party safety auditor.
Official booking dates are pending Covid-related travel restrictions and vaccine progress, Fly Lindy said.